Around this time every year, I get a little nostalgic for my second semester of senior year of college. Truth be told, those 5 months were some of the happiest/most fun of my life. Of course it was partially because I was at my favorite place/second home with my absolute favorite people, but it was also my “senior year mentality” that made me so happy. It kind of got me thinking–while it’s impossible for the real world to exactly resemble that last semester of college (sorry to burst your bubble), we can take some of that senior year mentality and apply it to our lives now. I think we all get a little caught up post-grad about how “old” we are since we’re “adults.” But in reality, we are still so young & should rightfully act like it. So here are some aspects of that second semester mentality that can be applied to everyday life. Sure, we can’t act exactly like a college kid in the real world (probably for the best), but we can start to think like one.
Spring is finally here (I think?) & that means it’s time for a little bit of spring cleaning. Personally, as soon as the weather gets warmer, I get the urge to clean everything. Mostly it takes form in cleaning out my closet & getting rid of old clothes I don’t wear anymore (to make room for all my new fun spring/summer clothes ;)), but this year I’ve extended spring cleaning into other areas of my life too. After this
dreadful obnoxiously long winter, it feels super good to clean everything out & feel light again. So here are a couple (easy) tips to spring clean your whole life. Most of these tasks take less than an hour to do so you’ll be feeling better in no time.
I find that some of the best conversations occur after midnight.
The other weekend I was hanging out with two of my friends, casually drinking beers & having deep life chats (one of my favorite pastimes). We got on the topic of meeting people & the concept of “no new friends.” Fortunately, we all left college with a solid group of amazing friends & found ourselves feeling anxious when we had to interact with new people. My one friend said she legitimately tenses up when having to make small talk & I admitted I’ve found myself feeling skittish when meeting new people.
That surprised me.
For one thing, I would not describe myself as “skittish.” I don’t think I’ve ever been skittish or avoidant of any social situation in my entire life. I’ve been an extrovert since I’ve been five & habitually over-confident (sometimes edging on cocky). And yet there I was admitting that I felt skittish when meeting new people.
You know what I realized? I’m scared. And it’s not only me–we’re all pretty scared. Somehow, slowly, we’ve become a generation of cowards.